Worldwide Aquariums & Marine Life Centers2021-05-01T15:08:37-05:00

Worldwide Aquariums & Marine Life Centers

The following is our list of the 200+ marine aquariums/ocean life centers around the world. Please note that this is not an advertisement or endorsement of the captivity of marine life.

For many people, public aquariums are the first, if not the only, time that they will see marine life “in person”. Therefore we consider public aquariums an important source of public information and support those that practice sustainability (collect or buy marine life from sustainably sources, etc.) and allocate significant resources towards marine conservation projects, research and education (which most, sadly, fail to do at this time). If you represent an aquarium and would like help increasing your involvement in marine conservation projects, research and education, contact us, we’d love to help.

A note about sustainable aquarium keeping…

Tropical fish keeping as a hobby can be a wonderful way to appreciate the fascinating creatures that live beneath the waves. But we want to see hobbyists ensure that their reef keeping practices are sustainable. And to do this, we recommend that hobbyists hold their retailers accountable for sustainable and responsible fish trading.

Huge areas of natural reefs have been decimated by the retail tropical fish trade where fish and other marine life were obtained by destructive methods. One of the most destructive practices is poisoning reefs with cyanide or other toxic chemicals to stun the fish so that they can be captured live. The chemical mixture is squirted into reef crevices and the reef is broken apart to harvest the fish. Many of these fish die before or soon after they have been sold. Some estimate up to 80% of fish harvested this way die before they ever make it to a home aquarium. The poison also harms non-targeted species and the live corals.

Mortality of tropical fish before they reach consumers is estimated at up to 80% for a number of reasons including poor capture and husbandry practices, stress, and poor shipping practices (see SPC Live Reef Fish Bulletins for more information). Poor shipping practices of the aquarium trade also needlessly harms wild-caught marine species.

But the ornamental fish trade can be a sustainable industry that can support the livelihoods of indigenous coastal communities as long as these destructive practices are stopped, and fishermen are educated on ways to harvest tropical fish sustainably.

If you know of an aquarium or other facility that keeps marine life for entertainment purposes that we’ve missed, please email us its name or URL (web address) to [email protected].

Aquarium of Western Australia
Bicheno Sealife Centre
Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters
Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf Restaurant
National Zoo & Aquarium
Penneshaw Penguin Centre
Reef HQ (Great Barrier Reef Aquarium)Reef HQ (Great Barrier Reef Aquarium)
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
Sea World
Seahorse World
Stanley Seaquarium

Haus des Meeres Aqua Terra Zoo

The Dig at Atlantis Paradise Island

SEA LIFE – Blankenberge

Bermuda Zoological Society Aquarium, Museum & Zoo

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Huntsman Marine Science Centre Aquarium/Sealab
Vancouver Aquarium

Ocean Park, Hong Kong
Polar Ocean World Aquariums (Haichang, Tianjin Haichang, Haichang)
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
Sun Asia Ocean World

Aquarium Crikvenica

Fisheries and Maritime Museum. Saltwater Aquarium Esbjerg
Randers Regnskov Tropical Zoo and Aquarium
The North Sea Oceanarium

Kotka Maretarium
Särkänniemi Aquarium
SEA LIFE – Helsinki

Aquarium de La Rochelle
Aquarium du Trocadéro
La Cité de la mer
Le Musée de la mer
Ocearium du Croisic
Nausicaa Aquarium: National Sea Center at Boulogne-sur-Mer
SEA LIFE – Paris

Aquazoo – Löbbecke Museum Düsseldorf
Berlin Zoological Garden and Aquarium – Berlin
Ozeaneum – Stralsund
SEA LIFE – Berlin
SEA LIFE – Hannover
SEA LIFE – Königswinter
SEA LIFE – Konstanz
SEA LIFE – Munich
SEA LIFE – Oberhausen
SEA LIFE – Speyer
SEA LIFE – Timmendorfer Strand

Aquarium of Rhodes

Tropicarium – Óceanárium

Burger’s Zoo (and aquarium)
SEA LIFE – Scheveningen

Ocean Park Hong Kong


Coral World – The Underwater Observatory Marine Park Eilat

Acquario di Livorno
Acquario di Genova
Aquarium Alghero
Civico Acquario di Milano (Milan Aquarium)
SEA LIFE – Gardaland
SEA LIFE – Jesolo
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn di Napoli
Unione Italiana Giardini Zoologici e Acquari

Aqua World Oarai
Kamogawa Seaworld
Marine World – Uminonakamichi
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Seoul Ocean Aquarium – Coex Aquarium

The Scientific Center of Kuwait – Mijbil Aimutawa Aquarium

Lithuanian Sea Museum

Aquaria KLCC
Underwater World Langkawi

Acuario de Veracruz
Zoologico Guadalajara

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium
New Zealand Marine Studies Centre

Sognefjord Aquarium

Palau International Coral Reef Center

Manila Ocean Park

The Lisbon Oceanarium
Sea Life – Porto
Vasco da Gama Aquarium

East London Aquarium
Two Oceans Aquarium
uShaka Marine World

Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastián
L’Aquárium Barcelona
Palma Aquarium Mallorca
SEA LIFE – Benalmádena
Zoo Aquarium of Madrid

Maritime Museum of Gothenburg
Tropicarium Kolmarden

National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium

Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Anglesey Sea Zoo
Aquarium of Genoa
Blue Planet Aquarium
Blue Reef Aquarium, Hastings
Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay
Blue Reef Aquarium, Portsmouth
Blue Reef Aquarium, Tynemouth
Bolton Museum Aquarium
Bristol Zoo Gardens Aquarium
Chessington Sea Life Centre
Deep Sea World: Scotland’s National Aquarium
Living Coasts – Torquay
Horniman Museum Aquarium
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary
Lake District Coast Aquarium
Lakes Aquarium
Macduff Marine Aquarium
National Marine Aquarium: UK’s Largest Aquarium
Oceanarium: The Bournemouth Aquarium
SeaQuarium Rhyl
St. Andrews Aquarium
SEA LIFE – Birmingham
SEA LIFE – Blackpool
SEA LIFE – Bray (Eire)
SEA LIFE – Brighton
SEA LIFE – Great Yarmouth
SEA LIFE – Gweek (The Cornish Seal Sanctuary)
SEA LIFE – Hunstanton
SEA LIFE – Loch Lomond (Glasgow)
SEA LIFE – London Aquarium
SEA LIFE – Scarborough
SEA LIFE – Weymouth Park
Sealife Adventures
The Deep Aquarium
Underwater World at Birdworld
Zoological Society of London Aquarium

Alaska SeaLife Center – AK

Dolphin Island Sea Lab Public Aquarium – AL

SEA LIFE – Arizona – AZ

Aquarium of the Bay – CA
Aquarium of the Pacific – CA
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Inst. of Oceanography – CA
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium – CA
Monterey Bay Aquarium - CAMonterey Bay Aquarium – CA
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium – CA
SEA LIFE – LEGOLAND Carlsbad Aquarium – CA
SeaWorld – CA, FL, TX
Steinhart Aquarium – CA

Aquarium Restaurants – CO, TN, TX
Downtown Aquarium – CO

Mystic Aquarium – CT
The Maritime Aquarium – CT

Clearwater Marine Aquarium – FL
Florida Aquarium – FL
Florida’s Gulfarium – FL
Key West Aquarium – FL
Miami Seaquarium – FL
Mote Marine Laboratories Aquarium – FL
Pier Aquarium – St. Petersburg, FL

Flint RiverQuarium – GA
Georgia Aquarium – GA
University of Georgia’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium – GA

Maui Ocean Center – HI
Sea Life Park – HI
Waikiki Aquarium – HI

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium – IA

John G. Shedd Aquarium – IL

Newport Aquarium – KY

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas – LA

Berkshire Museum – MA
New England Aquarium – MA

National Aquarium in Baltimore – MD

Gulf of Maine Research Institute – ME

Detroit Zoo – MI

Great Lakes Aquarium – MN
Minnesota Zoo – Discovery Bay – MN
SEA LIFE – Minnesota Aquarium – MN
Underwater Adventures Aquarium – MN

SEA LIFE – Kansas City Aquarium – MO
St. Louis Zoo – MO
World Aquarium – St. Louis, MO

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium – MS

North Carolina Aquariums: Fort Fisher, Pine Knoll Shores, Roanoke Island – NC

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, Scott Aquarium – NE

Adventure Aquarium – NJ
Jenkinson’s Aquarium – NJ
Marine Mammal Stranding Center – NJ

Albuquerque (ABQ BioPark) Aquarium – NM

Shark Reef Aquarium – NV

Aquarium of Niagara – NY
Atlantis Marine World Aquarium – NY
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium – NY
New York Aquarium – NY

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – OH

Oklahoma Aquarium – OK

Oregon Coast Aquarium – OR

Adventure Aquarium – PA
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium – PA

Ripley’s Aquarium – SC
South Carolina Aquarium – SC

Tennessee Aquarium – TN
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – TN

Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park – TX
Dallas World Aquarium – TX
Moody Gardens Aquarium – TX
San Antonio Zoo & Aquarium – TX
SEA LIFE – Grapevine Aquarium – TX
Texas State Aquarium – TX

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center – VA

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium – WA
Seattle Aquarium – WA

Sea lions
Sharks and rays
Squid and octopuses
Whales and dolphins


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